[License-discuss] Columbia S&T Law Review analysis of the OSI license-discuss mailing list

Richard Fontana rfontana at redhat.com
Sat Feb 29 19:59:27 UTC 2020

On Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 1:55 PM Christopher Sean Morrison via
License-discuss <license-discuss at lists.opensource.org> wrote:
> I just came across interesting commentary by D. Kappos and M. Harrington entitled “The Truth About OSS-FRAND: By All Indications, Compatible Models in Standards Settings” in Columbia’s STLR, Spring 2019:
> http://www.stlr.org/download/volumes/volume20/kappos.pdf
> They apparently did an analysis of license-discuss posts from 1999 to 2019, specifically looking at discussion surrounding the OSD and patent rights.  I don’t particularly agree with some conclusions, despite a lack of consensus finding which I do accept, but it’s a fascinating read regardless.  It’s also a particularly interesting use of the license-discuss mailing list.

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